1 Sophomore Year Students will request sophomore classes ONLINE up in the library on Thursday or Friday, February 27 or 28 during THEOLOGY class. This is only 3 weeks away!!
3 Registration Fee Reserves one s spot for next year Due Thursday, February 19th Students who have not turned in the form and registration fee will not be allowed to request classes for next year or summer school when they go up to the library
4 How Much is the Registration Fee? $415 (and $115 extra for 2 nd child) $80 late registration fee Full Tuition is due in May.
6 Students must know their OWN user name/password for FriarNet when they come to the library. Students who do not know this information should ASAP.
7 Choosing Classes Students will have 8 classes just like freshman year. 6 Classes are Required: Theology English World History Math (geometry or higher) Foreign Language Science (Environmental Systems or Chemistry)
8 Students choose classes for #7 and 8 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Systems or Chemistry 7. CHOICE CHOICE 8. CHOICE CHOICE
9 Where are all the classes listed? They are on the white handout you picked up this evening outside the theater door. Today, the freshmen were given their course selection sheets to begin the process of course selection.
10 Example #1 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Systems or Chemistry 7. STUDY HALL SPEECH 8. FOOTBALL FOOTBALL
11 What if students play one sport first, and then switch to another sport? Students only sign up for the FIRST sport they play ( ex: football). When the season ends, they see their counselor to change to a new sport.
12 Example #1 (again) 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Science or Chemistry 7. STUDY HALL SPEECH 8. FOOTBALL FOOTBALL
14 Example #2 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Systems or Chemistry 7. INTRO TO ART PHOTOGRAPHY 8. CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING
15 Example #3 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Systems or Chemistry 7. PERSONAL CONDITIONING WEB DESIGN 8. STUDY HALL HEALTH
16 Example #4 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Systems or Chemistry 7. BL LIVE BL LIVE 8. GIRLS SOCCER GIRLS SOCCER
17 Example #5 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Systems or Chemistry 7 WEB DESIGN DESKTOP PUBLISHING 8. HOLOCAUST HEALTH
18 After School Sports In the library, students will also sign up for their after school sport. After school sports earn.5 credit for the entire school hear. Check the website for available sports or call me for options.
19 May students take a history elective like Holocaust or Sociology? Yes, but all sophomores will take World History for the entire year. (See Course Offerings list on the website)
20 Texas 4 X 4 4 math, 4 English 4 Social Studies, 4 Science All students must take 4 sciences: Biology Chemistry Physics 4 th Science choice
21 4 YEAR PLANS Optional Group Meetings will be offered to walk parents through the process of creating a 4 year plan. Please do not request an individual meeting unless you have attended one of the 6 meetings and you have additional questions.
22 Optional 4 Year Plans (cont ) All 6 meetings are for Parents only I am just showing you how to create one. I will give you a 2 nd one (blank) when you leave to discuss with your child.
23 Noon Meetings Theater, 12:00-1:00 Friday, Feb 6 Monday, Feb 9 Tuesday, Feb 17 Thursday, Feb 19
24 Evening Meetings Theater, 6pm 7pm Monday, February 23 Wednesday, February 25 Students choose classes beginning the next day
25 May students move up to High or Honors in some classes? English must have a 93 or higher for the Fall semester and provide a writing sample later this spring. Decisions will be made in May. FOR NOW, REQUEST CURRENT LEVEL Example: Honors Eng. I request Honors Eng. II Essentials Eng. I request Essentials Eng. II Essentials students need a 90 average all year to move up to regular the next year
26 Essentials English Students Recommended to take Essentials Spanish I, but they do not have to. Junior year they would take Essentials Spanish II Foreign Languages are Latin, German, French & Spanish French & Spanish are easier than Latin & German Students starting foreign language next year do not need a signature on their Course Selection Sheet.
27 Math: Most sophomores will take geometry. Students can only request their current placement level (essentials, regular, high, honors) Levels changes will be made in MAY.
28 Math - continued Students currently taking geometry or geometry and algebra II this year, should consult with their teacher about which math to take next year. Some students may be considered for double tracking math. They would take Geometry High and Algebra II Honors during sophomore year. These decisions will be made in MAY
29 Double Tracking Math Students should have a study hall in the Fall 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry High 5. Foreign Language 6. Chemistry 7. Algebra II Honors For now choose another required class (unless you have a signature) Algebra II Honors For now choose another required class (unless you have a signature 8. Football Football
31 Science: Sophomores take: Environmental Systems (all Essentials Math students and students who struggle with math) or Chemistry /Chemistry Honors Chemistry is more difficult & heavy on math, so students may postpone it until junior year.
32 Foreign Language Exceptional Spanish language students will have the opportunity to take ADV. Spanish II or III next year. (At BL, ADV. means Dual Enrollment) Interested students should consult with their Spanish teachers Dual enrollment means COLLEGE CREDIT!!!
33 What is the difference between AP and Dual Enrolled Classes(Adv.)?
34 Dual Enrollment (College Credit through Eastfield College while taking a Bishop Lynch High School Class AT Bishop Lynch) Teachers must have at least 18 graduate level hours in the exact subject Students pass with a 70 or higher (just like regular BL classes) Students receive a weighting of 1.07 for the class when the GPA grade is calculated The grade from this class does not transfer, just the credit The class will be transcripted on an Eastfield Transcript
35 Dual Enrollment (COLLEGE CREDIT) What can students take for college credit as a sophomore? Intro to Art (Fine Art credit) (3 hours college credit) Adv. Spanish II (8 hours of college credit)
36 More Dual Enrollment Advanced Spanish III (for 6 hours of college credit).
37 AP (Advanced Placement) Rigorous college curriculum designed by College Board and followed nationwide Students take a test In May to show mastery of the material: 4 or 5 score (out of 5) translates to college credit at most colleges Students receive a weighting of 1.07 for the class when the GPA grade is calculated
38 AP World History (first AP Class for Sophomores) (if your child has a 90 or higher Fall Average for World Geography) They must get a signature from their World Geography Teacher Students will take the AP World HistoryExam to get 6 hours of college credit with a score of 4 or 5 on the exam..
39 What are the choices for PE credit? Sports (during and after school) Personal Conditioning (class during school day) Being a manager for a sports team Managers must attend all practices and games Dance Classes (PE or Fine Art credit) Band, Brigade (drillteam) (1/2 Fine Art, 1/2 PE credit)
40 What are the Fine Art Credits? Art Classes Theater Classes Dance Classes (PE or Fine Art credit) Choir (1 Fine Art credit) Band (1/2 Fine Art credit, 1/2 PE credit) Public Speaking and Debate- (must take speech first)
41 How to Apply for Dual Enrollment? (College credit for Intro to Art or Adv. Spanish II or III) Get a packet in the Guidance Office with instructions for applying online to Eastfield College Parents must sign the required forms in the packet and students must turn them in to Ms. Brin once they have applied online in order to proceed.
42 Some students who have already taken the ACT or SAT may be exempt. For SAT, they need a composite score of 1070 If so, please provide a copy of scores For ACT, they need a composite score of 23 If so, please provide a copy of scores
43 How does a student apply for Dual Enrollment (College Credit)? After applying online, students will receive an ID number on their Letter of Acceptance. Print a copy and bring to Ms. Brin in Guidance with other signed papers. Choose a test day (not yet determined) and sign up on the testing sheets in Guidance. STUDENTS CANNOT SIGN UP FOR A TEST DATE UNLESS THEY HAVE COMPLETED THEIR APPLICATION AND TURNED IN THE SIGNED PAPER FORMS.
44 There is another step I will send a separate to parents of students who have returned the packets with instructions to: Set up econnect account at Eastfield Watch Eastfield video Take a practice test similar (but shorter, of course) to the one they will take in April. Finally, students must print the certificate stating that they have completed the practice test and bring to Guidance with the desired test date in mind.
45 TEST? What kind of test? To qualify to receive college credit, students take the TSI Test (date to be determined) in the BL library after school. What s on the test? Reading Comprehension, Sentence Structure Writing (5 paragraph essay)
46 Do Freshmen usually pass? Many freshmen pass the first time. Good News: Students may take it many more times before sophomore year starts. All students have to pass is: Reading (for Intro to Art) Reading OR Writing (for Advanced Spanish II or III)
47 Summer School The following classes will be offered: Speech Health Computer Applications (classroom & online) Office Applications (online only) Intro to Art Spaces go Q U I C K L Y, so don t delay signing up online beginning Feb 23rd.
48 Summer School Dates Wednesday, June 3 through Wednesday, July 1
49 Summer School Summer School registration is available online beginning February 23 starting around noon. Online registration only with a credit card - costs $425 per class See Mr. Becker, Academic Dean, or Ms. Brin in Guidance If you have questions.
51 OVERLOAD!!!!!!! In summary, what do students have to do? 1) Talk to teachers about next year s classes 2) Fill out course request sheet, get your signature, and get teacher signatures. Keep it in backpack so they will have it in THEOLOGY class when their class goes to the library in three weeks. 3) Get PACKET from Guidance if they want college credit for intro to art or Adv. Spanish II (or III).
53 What do parents have to do? Help student fill out their Course Request Worksheet and then sign it Remind them to get required signatures on this sheet
54 Parents (continued) If student wants college credit, send them to Guidance for a packet. Then, help student apply online to DCCCD (Eastfield College) Print Letter of Acceptance at end of online application and remind student to turn in Letter of Acceptance and other signed forms (3 forms in the Dual Enrollment packet) to Ms. Brin in Guidance.
55 This PowerPoint Presentation Will be posted tomorrow on the Freshman page under Academics/Guidance You can review it to your heart s content
56 Anything Else? Parents must pay next year s Registration Fee to the BL Business Office by February 19th and complete the online re-enrollment form. F u ll T U I T I O N due in May
57 If you have questions... Call or Ms. Brin, Freshman Counselor
58 ALSO, Don t forget Online Summer School registration is available beginning February 23rd Around NOON. Online registration only with a credit card - costs $425 per class
59 Now QUESTIONS?